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Aaaaand… GO! The CCPA has already kicked off but I still have compliance questions!

14 February 2020

Despite being a month into the California Consumer Privacy Act (‘CCPA’) ‘going live’, businesses all over the world are still scratching their heads wondering ‘where on earth did these new laws come from and how do they affect me?’

As recently as midway through 2017, a comprehensive Californian privacy law was nothing more than an idea in Alastair Mactaggart’s head.  The unlikely privacy activist and millionaire real estate developer’s ground-breaking Californian privacy ballot initiative was the driving force behind the California state legislator’s speedy drafting and signing into law of the CCPA, striking a deal with Mr Mactaggart to legislate the CCPA in exchange for his withdrawal of his ballot initiative.   

With the CCPA already operational, and enforcement from the state Attorney General action due to commence from 1 July 2020, some UK and EU businesses already fatigued after their GDPR preparation now potentially face another privacy compliance mountain to climb. 

Draft CCPA regulations that will be vital for clarifying aspects of the CCPA (and will also impose additional obligations of their own) have only just closed for public comment and are not expected to be finalised until Spring 2020. 

You’d be forgiven for having some burning CCPA questions that still need answering, and you wouldn’t be alone. Click here to read our full guide.


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